Randy Alcorn's Blog: Writing

The Life-Long Process of Mastering Your Writing Skills

By Randy Alcorn | August 7, 2015
Anything that’s easy to read is usually hard to write. What’s easy to write is hard to read. I heard one author say, “Writing is like giving birth to barbed wire.” Writing is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.

Why I Write Fiction, and Creativity in Writing

By Randy Alcorn | February 4, 2011
For a long time Christians were reticent to enter the field of fiction writing. Although fiction had been popular in the secular field for a long time, it was sparse in Christian publishing. 

Tips on Writing from C.S. Lewis

By Randy Alcorn | December 6, 2010
Related to writing, my friend Justin Taylor posted this a few months ago on his excellent blog. Loving Lewis as I do, I've heard it before, but part of it not for years.

C.S. Lewis's Influence on My Life and Writing, part 2

By Randy Alcorn | August 13, 2010
In my last blog, I wrote about one of my three pilgrimages to Oxford. Each visit I’ve pondered what Lewis wrote: “You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen…I gave in and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all of England.”

Christian Book Expo, and "Stunned by J. I. Packer"

By Randy Alcorn | March 24, 2009
Sunday night Nanci and I returned from the Christian Book Expo in Dallas where I did a number of book signings, and was involved in three upfront presentations/panels. 

ICRS Christian Booksellers Convention 2008

By Randy Alcorn | July 28, 2008
Every July I leave Oregon at one of its most beautiful times of the year, to spend a week of my life in a very hot place, such as Atlanta, or this year, Orlando. I'm glad to do it, just wish it was in January!